By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 12/31/13
Mount Sinai (N.Y.) senior goalie Julia Michaels has signed a National Letter of Intent to play Division I lacrosse at Villanova University.
Julia Michaels log:
High school: Mount Sinai, N.Y.
Graduation year: 2014
College choice: Villanova University
Club affiliation: Long Island Yellow Jackets
Major lacrosse honors: Suffolk County Champions- 2011, 2013; Long Island Champions- 2011, 2013; NY State Class C Champions- 2013; Long Island Metro Team 2-2011 Team 1-2012; U-15 National Champions; All County 2012, 2013
What will you major in/study: Mechanical Engineering
Why did you choose school: “Villanova is the best of both worlds for me, with a highly competitive academic institution as well as a strong lacrosse program that is improving every year. I love Coach (Julie) Young’s attitude towards creating a winning team and successful program, and I felt an immediate connection with the players.’
Outlook for your high school team: “Next year I look forward to another successful season with Mt. Sinai. After winning our first State Championship in program history I have confidence that we will only get better from here. My team’s strife for greatness and refusal for defeat combine to create an unstoppable force ready to make history once more.”
Other comments: “I would like to thank my head coach, Coach Al Bertolone, for putting so much time and effort into me as a player and my team as a whole. I would also like to thank Mr. Pete VanMiddelem; he molded our varsity team into what it is today because of relentless support and instruction during our youth days. I can honestly say our team would not be what it is without Pete’s involvement at such and early age and keeping our eyes and hearts set on the goal of bringing our program to make history.”
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